Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Patch ported and posted!

I just posted my first patch. Phew, it has been days of reconciliations between the inverse trunk and the lightning trunk, with a number of small differences to be resolved.

But, in the end, its been a positive weekend and week so far, I managed to clone the repository once from comm-central. Spent 4 hours in trying to get all the changesets, Mozilla source has really a long long history. Started a build environment once again and got the binaries i wanted.

So the patch has been tested on TB version> 5.0 and it works nicely in the offline mode as well as the 50x server unavailability mode.

Feel free to check out the patch. Its available here https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=380060

Comments will be greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to some feedback to improve the user experience in dealing with these scenarios.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Porting the patch to trunk

ah, first post in a long time.

So I am in India, enjoying an awesome summer with my friends and family. Eating a lot and having loads of fun time. However, I am happy to tell you that the offline patch is now complete and just needs to be ported over to the Head branch of Lightning, once that is done, future versions of lightning will then have the ability to do all the funny offline stuff they ever wanted.

Isn't it cool?

And apart from that GSoC has reached its mid-point an evaluations are beginning to happen. More coming later.